|Birth: ||1940, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2005|
St. Landry Parish
EUNICE - Funeral services for Phillip Alleman Sr., 65, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2005, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eunice.
A rosary was prayed Sunday evening.
Mr. Alleman passed away Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Eunice Community Hospital.
Mr. Alleman was employed with the City of Eunice.He was also a well-known musician.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Leger Alleman, of Eunice; six sons, John Alleman, of Milton, Fla., P.J. Alleman Jr. and Hugh Anthony Alleman, of Duson, James Alleman, of Church Point, Paul Alleman, of Scott, and Phillip Andre' Alleman, of Eunice; two daughters, Jermaine A. Smith, of Scott, and Carmen A. Faulk, of Duson; one brother, Octave "OJ" Alleman, of Cottonwood, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Alleman was preceded in death by his parents, Octave and Oneilla Royer Alleman; two brothers, Clarence Alleman and Ellis Alleman; and four sisters, Evelyn A. Moncise, Maude Lafleur, Jeanne Augustine and Lena Credeur.
Quirk & Son Funeral Home of Eunice is in charge of the arrangements. (337) 546-6081.
by his grandson Drake
Phillip Alleman, Sr. was born in Rayne in 1940 and started playing and singing at age nine. He plays drums, guitar, steel guitar, does vocals, and learned from Clarence and Ellis "Brud" Alleman, his brothers. He wrote lyrics to "The Last Waltz' and "I'll Be Lonely." He played his first dance when he was 11 with Aldus Roger and the Lafayette Playboys, replacing his brother Clarence on guitar and starting a 25 year career with that group. When he was 14, Fernest "Man" Abshire quit as drummer and Phillip took over that position with the band. He replaced Rodney Miller on steel guitar at the age of 15 and continued playing that position with the band. At the height of the Lafayette Playboys' popularity, they were working seven nights a week in the more popular Cajun night clubs in Louisiana such as the Welcome Club in Crowley, the Reno Club in Kaplan, the Midway Club in Breaux Bridge, the Country Club and Bon Temp Rouler in Lafayette. He stopped playing when his wife, Janette Navarra Alleman, died in 1990. When he began playing again he worked with Blackie Forestier, the late Aldus Roger, the LeRoy Broussard Louisiana Cajun Heat Band, and Donald Thibodeaux and Cajun Fever. Phillip was a very kind loving man, a father of 6 boys (John, PJ, Anthony, James, Paul, and Andre' ) and 2 girls (Jermaine and Carmen) and 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Phillip passed away March 5th 2005.
Janette Navarra Alleman
Priscilla Leger Alleman
Oneilla Royer Alleman
Evelyn A. Moncise
Octave "OJ" Alleman
P.J. Alleman Jr
Hugh Anthony Alleman
Phillip Andre' Alleman
Jermaine A. Smith
Carmen A. Faulk
Mount Calvary Cemetery
St. Landry Parish
Created by: Jeanine Lormand
Record added: Nov 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80224898
Your kindness and music will always be remembered. Rest In Peace.|
Added: Nov. 13, 2011
Always enjoyed the music you played ever since I was a young girl listening along with my grandparents and parents. Rest in Peace|
Kathy S. Savoie
Added: Nov. 11, 2011